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US, Germany urge China to release jailed activist

BEIJING, China – The United States and Germany urged China to free an outspoken government critic known as "Super Vulgar Butcher" on Wednesday, December 27, after he was sentenced to 8 years in prison . Wu Gan, who refused to plead guilty to charges of "subverting state power", was on Tuesday handed one of the harshest ........»»

Category: newsSource: rappler rapplerDec 27th, 2017

Over 100 rights groups urge Bahrain to free activist Nabeel Rajab

PARIS, France – More than 100 rights groups urged Bahrain on Wednesday, August 29, to "immediately release" high-profile activist Nabeel Rajab, who is serving two separate jail sentences for alleged anti-government statements.  The call by 127 non-governmental organizations came after the United Nations denounced the Shiite opposition leader's detention as "arbitrary" ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 30th, 2018

Jailed Taiwanese activist to visit him in China

BEIJING -- The wife of a Taiwanese democracy activist jailed in China travelled to the country on Monday after being granted permission to visit him in prison for the first time, in a case that has strained cross-strait relations. NGO worker Lee Ming-cheh was sentenced to five years in prison….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMar 27th, 2018

Wife of Taiwan activist jailed in China stopped from flying to visit husband

The wife of Taiwan activist Li Ming-che, sentenced to five years in prison by Chinese authorities for subverting state power, was stopped from flying from Taiwan to China on Tuesday to visit him in prison, rights groups said......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJan 31st, 2018

Chinese activist jailed for 8 years after major crackdown

TIANJIN, China – China sentenced an activist known by the online pseudonym "Super Vulgar Butcher" to 8 years in prison Tuesday, December 26, one of the harshest punishments meted out to the group of lawyers and activists swept up in a major crackdown on civil society two ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 26th, 2017

Palestinians release activist jailed for Facebook post

HEBRON — The Palestinian Authority has released a prominent activist a week after he was arrested for writing a Facebook post criticizing the government of P.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 10th, 2017

The World: China frees Nobel laureate with terminal cancer

BEIJING -- China's jailed Nobel peace prize laureate Liu Xiaobo has been granted medical parole after being diagnosed with terminal liver cancer last month, his lawyer said Monday, worrying supporters who pleaded for his unconditional release......»»

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US, EU demand release of jailed Vietnam activist

US, EU demand release of jailed Vietnam activist.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 12th, 2016

US, EU demand release of jailed Vietnam activist

US, EU demand release of jailed Vietnam activist.....»»

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Bulacan town cop chief jailed for extortion

BOCAUE, Bulacan - The chief of police of this Bulacan town was arrested for extortion in an entrapment operation on Saturday, following a complaint by a relative of an arrested drug suspect. Supt. Jowen Dela Cruz was caught with an iPhone X which he allegedly demanded from the sister of a suspect detained at the Bocaue municipal jail. Supt. Joel Estaris, deputy commander of the Police Counter-Intelligence Task Force (CITF), led the operation against Dela Cruz at the Bocaue police station at 12:07 a.m. The suspect's sister reached out to the CITF when told that she would need to hand over the P75,000-device in exchange for the suspect's release, Estaris said. Estaris said the ...Keep on reading: Bulacan town cop chief jailed for extortion.....»»

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Pussy Riot activist out of danger after suspected poisoning – German doctor

BERLIN, Germany – A member of Russian dissident punk band Pussy Riot, Pyotr Verzilov, was the victim of suspected poisoning with unknown substances but is now out of danger, his German doctors said Tuesday. "The impression and the findings that we now have, as well as those provided by colleagues from ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 18th, 2018

EU blasts Myanmar’s jailing of reporters after Suu Kyi defense

STRASBOURG, France--- The EU's diplomatic chief on Thursday condemned Myanmar's jailing of two Reuters journalists, hours after the country's tarnished democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi strongly defended the men's treatment. A court in Myanmar jailed Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo for seven years last week for breaching the country's hardline Official Secrets Act while reporting on the Rohingya crisis. The trial was widely seen as a bid to muzzle the press, and the reporters' harsh sentences have attracted a chorus of international criticism. EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini repeated a call for the reporters' immediate, unconditional release, saying they had not had a fair ...Keep on reading: EU blasts Myanmar’s jailing of reporters after Suu Kyi defense.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 13th, 2018

Vietnam jails activist after rights groups barred from WEF

: A Vietnamese dissident was jailed Wednesday for 12 years on charges of trying to overthrow the state, days after the communist country refused entry to rights campaigners for a major business for.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsSep 13th, 2018

Vietnam jails activist after rights groups barred from WEF

HANOI, Vietnam --- A Vietnamese dissident was jailed Wednesday for 12 years on charges of trying to overthrow the state, days after the communist country refused entry to rights campaigners for a major business forum in Hanoi. Vietnam has a dismal rights record and has come under fire for a brutal crackdown against critics in the past two years that has seen scores jailed. Earlier this week it barred two rights campaigners from entering the country for the World Economic Forum attended by regional leaders--- many of whom face criticism for their own rights record at home. Nguyen Trung Truc, a member of the Brotherhood for Democracy group, was sentenced to 12 years in jail for at...Keep on reading: Vietnam jails activist after rights groups barred from WEF.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 12th, 2018

Reuters reporters jailed in Myanmar ‘state secrets’ case

YANGON — Two Reuters journalists accused of breaching Myanmar’s state secrets law during their reporting of a massacre of Rohingya Muslims were jailed for seven years Monday, drawing outrage over the attack on media freedom and calls for their immediate release. Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, who….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsSep 3rd, 2018

China disputes UN report on Uighur discrimination

BEIJING, China – China on Friday, August 31, took issue with a UN report that called on Beijing to release ethnic Uighurs detained "under the pretext" of counterterrorism, saying its findings had "no factual basis". Up to one million Uighurs and other Muslim minorities have been detained in internment camps ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 31st, 2018

PSEi up ahead of US-China trade talks

The local stock barometer advanced to the 7,600 mark on Wednesday, tracking regional markets that were mostly upbeat ahead of US-China trade talks and the release of US Federal Reserve meeting deta.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsAug 23rd, 2018

Heat, Knicks clash in first NBA 2K League Finals

NBA 2K League press release NEW YORK – Heat Check Gaming and Knicks Gaming will make history when they meet in the first NBA 2K League Finals, a best-of-three series that will take place Saturday, Aug. 25 beginning at 4 p.m. ET (4am, Sunday, Aug. 26, PHL time) on Twitch. Below please find numbers related to the inaugural season of the NBA 2K League: NBA 2K League At-A-Glance: 102 – The NBA 2K League, a professional esports league co-founded by the NBA and Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc., launched in 2018 and features the best 102 NBA 2K players in the world selected from 72,000 hopefuls. 132M – NBA 2K League content has generated more than 132 million video views on social media channels. 1.6M – The NBA 2K League and its teams feature more than 1.6 million likes and followers across all league and team social media platforms. 1M – The NBA 2K League awarded $1 million in prize money over the course of its inaugural season, with the largest prize pool reserved for the end of season champions.  The best-of-three NBA 2K League Finals will see the winning team receive $300,000, and the remainder of the $600,000 total prize pool will be awarded to the remaining seven playoff teams. 186 – The NBA 2K League regular season consisted of 186 games. 17 – The 2018 season ran for 17 weeks, beginning in May and ending in August, and featured 12 weeks of weekly matchups, three weeks of in-season tournaments and two weeks of postseason. 10M – NBA 2K18 has sold approximately 10 million copies worldwide and is the best-selling edition in franchise history. NBA 2K League Teams:      90 – NBA 2K League teams have formed more than 90 corporate and marketing partnerships. 21 – Affiliates of four NBA teams – the Atlanta Hawks, Brooklyn Nets, Los Angeles Lakers and Minnesota Timberwolves – will join the NBA 2K League for its second season, bringing the total number of teams from 17 to 21. 8 – Eight teams qualified for the inaugural NBA 2K League playoffs: No. 1 seed Blazer5 Gaming (12-2), No. 2 seed 76ers GC (10-4), No. 3 seed Pistons GT (9-5), No. 4. seed Raptors Uprising GC (8-6), No. 5 seed Cavs Legion GC (8-6), No. 6 seed Heat Check Gaming (8-6), No. 7 seed Wizards District Gaming (8-6), and No. 8 seed and THE TICKET tournament winner Knicks Gaming (5-9). NBA 2K League Players: 677 – Wizards District Gaming’s Austin “Boo Painter” Painter, the league-leader in points scored, tallied 677 points during the regular season. 84 – Grizz Gaming’s Mehyar “AuthenticAfrican” Ahmed-Hassan set the NBA 2K League single-game scoring record with 84 points. 57 – Blazer5 Gaming’s Dayne “OneWildWalnut” Downey, the Most Valuable Player and Defensive Player of the Year, recorded 57 blocks during the regular season. 25 – NBA 2K League players compete as unique characters in 5-on-5 gameplay.  Each position can choose between five different archetypes, creating 25 total archetypes* 15 – New York has produced 15 NBA 2K League players, more than any other state. 9 – There were nine international players on 2018 opening-night NBA 2K League rosters: Yusuf “Yusuf_Scarbz” Abdulla (Raptors Uprising GC; Canada), Mehyar “AuthenticAfrican” Ahmed-Hassan (Grizz Gaming; Canada), Jamie “vGooner-” Bull (Pacers Gaming; U.K.), Ryan “Devillon” de Villon (Mavs Gaming; Canada), Thomas “Speedbrook” Genaj (Celtics Crossover Gaming; Canada), Harry “HazzaUK2K” Hurst (Mavs Gaming; U.K.), Jannis “JLB” Neumann (Mavs Gaming; Germany), Basil “24k Dropoff” Rose (Heat Check Gaming; Canada), and Jomar “Jomar12 PR” Varela-Escapa (Blazer5 Gaming; Puerto Rico). 5 – Five players have recorded triple doubles in the inaugural season of the NBA 2K League: Heat Check Gaming’s Juan “Hotshot” Gonzalez, Raptors Uprising GC’s Kenneth “Kenny” Hailey, Celtics Crossover Gaming’s Ahmed “Mel East” Kasana, Wizards District Gaming’s Austin “Boo Painter” Painter, and Knicks Gaming’s Idris “Idrisdagoat6” Richardson. *An archetype is a preset combination of attributes and skills. For more information about the NBA 2K League, visit NBA2KLeague.com and follow @NBA2KLeague on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 21st, 2018

LOOK: A sneak peek of Liu Yifei as Mulan

Last year, it was announced that Liu Yifei will be playing Mulan in the live-action remake. She was previously seen in Once Upon a Time and The Forbidden Kingdom. Now that filming has started, we eager fans now have a first look at her as Mulan. According to People, the movie will start filming in New Zealand and China. Other cast members include Donnie Yen, Jason Scott Lee, and Yoson An. Now that we have a glimpse of what Mulan will look like, we just have to wait for March 27, 2020, which is the tentative release date. Are you guys excited to see the movie too? [People]   Photo courtesy of The Indian Express For the latest in culture, fashion, beauty,...Keep on reading: LOOK: A sneak peek of Liu Yifei as Mulan.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 14th, 2018

Sept. 11 helper set to be released in Germany, deported

BERLIN --- Germany is set to release later this year a man convicted of helping three of the suicide pilots in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States. Federal prosecutors say they will allow Mounir el-Motassadeq's release a few weeks before his sentence formally ends late this year, on condition that he is deported to his native Morocco. That would allow Germany to arrest him if he returns. Bild newspaper, which first reported the news on Thursday, said he could be freed in mid-October. El-Motassadeq was convicted in 2006 of membership in a terrorist organization and accessory to murder for aiding the three hijackers who lived in Hamburg. He was sentenced to the...Keep on reading: Sept. 11 helper set to be released in Germany, deported.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 9th, 2018

World stocks edge up amid corporate news, US-China spat

BANGKOK --- World stock markets mostly rose Wednesday as investors focused on corporate news and looked past the US decision to follow through with plans to put higher tariffs on $16 billion in Chinese exports. Keeping score In Germany, the DAX was up 0.3 percent to 12,688, while France's CAC 40 was about flat at 5,525. Britain's FTSE 100 gained 0.9 percent to 7,787, driven by a drop in the pound, which helps the country's main exporters and multinationals. Sentiment was also driven by higher earnings at commodities trader Glencore, suggesting the industry is recovering from years of trouble. The future contract for the Dow edged up 0.1 percent while that of the S&P 50...Keep on reading: World stocks edge up amid corporate news, US-China spat.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 8th, 2018